Pardeep Kumar, Ph.D. in Soil Science in 1996 from CSKHPKV, Palampur, India, started his carrier as Assistant Scientist (Soil) in 1998 in the same Institute, elevated to the position of Principal Scientist (Professor) in 2013. He is a pioneer worker in the field of systematic micronutrient research and has contributed significantly by publishing a geo referenced Atlas on Micro and Secondary Nutrients’ status. Evaluated different sources of Zn and B for enhancing their use efficiency and nutritional quality in different crops. Identified micronutrient efficient genotypes of cereals and vegetables. He has published more than 80 peer reviewed research papers.